President Sisi (R) meets with Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar (L) - press photo President Sisi (R) meets with Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar (L) - press photo

Intensified security presence in Cairo to secure Eid al-Adha celebrations

Fri, Sep. 1, 2017
CAIRO – 1 September 2017: On the occasion of Eid al-Adha celebrations, the Ministry of Interior started to implement a comprehensive plan to secure citizens and facilities across the capital on Friday and throughout all Eid days.

The ministry ordered made all services and security amenities available for the people uninterruptedly, besides all security officers’ holidays are cancelled till the end of Eid al-Adha, upon the directions of Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar, according to source of interior ministry.

All security and service departments have made the necessary arrangements to ensure that Egyptians enjoy a safe and joyous Eid.

The ministry deployed security forces around public areas, such as parks, cinemas and famous commercial centers to deal immediately and decisively with any attempt to disturb the celebrations of citizens. It also intensified its security presence in all vital and important national installations and foreign embassies in the country and doubling patrols and security.

Security officers were spread intensively in all parks and to take strict measures against offenders. In addition, they were ordered to deal firmly with crimes of sexual harassment, female abuse, theft or any practices of public immorality.

Security forces will work on controling all means of transportation and setting up traffic services to prevent traffic jams or road accidents. Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar said the security forces are very keen on applying the security plans with the utmost decisiveness and assuming a zero-tolerance policy with anyone who attempts to break the rules.

Eid al-Adha, or the Grand Feast, is one of the two most important Islamic holidays. It lasts for four days and honors the willingness of Prophet Abraham to sacrifice his first-born son, Ismail, as an act of submission to God’s command.
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